UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news "Laboratory professionals get results" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8878/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8878 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 16, 2014) - In celebration of national Medical Laboratory Professionals Week and the more than 300,000 specialists who perform and interpret some 10 billion laboratory tests in the U.S. each year, the UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is offering behind-the-scenes guided tours at two of its clinical laboratory sites – the UC Davis Medical Center on Stockton Boulevard and the Specialty Testing Center on Business Drive in Sacramento. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8878 Carole Gan 2014-04-16T00:00:00Z Rauen receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in White House ceremony http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8871/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8871 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 16, 2014) - Professor Katherine A. Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, on April 15 received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8871 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis doctor helps save the day on Southwest flight http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8869/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8869 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 15, 2014) - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8869 David Ong 2014-04-15T00:00:00Z Your aging genes: What you need to know about your risk for dementia http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8865/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8865 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 15, 2014) - UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center Director Charles DeCarli will discuss “Your aging genes: What you need to know about your risk for dementia” during the Community Discovery Lecture Series on Thursday, May 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8865 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis hosts Veterans, Disabled and Diversity Career and Resource Fair on May 14 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8764/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8764 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Job openings at UC Davis will be featured at its second Veterans, Disabled and Diversity Career and Resource Fair on Wednesday, May 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus, on the corner of 48th Street and 2nd Avenue. The event is free and open to the general public. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8764 David Ong 2014-04-14T00:00:00Z SSRI use during pregnancy is associated with risk of autism, developmental delays in male children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8866/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8866 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), medications frequently prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health disorders, is associated with a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in male children, a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs has found. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8866 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis personalizing outreach to address Asian cancer health disparities http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8860/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8860 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 11, 2014) - In an effort to reduce cancer health disparities among Asian-Americans, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers individual, in-language education and culturally sensitive materials for every Asian-American cancer patient. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8860 Susan Mar 2014-04-11T00:00:00Z Dr. Elliot Goldstein, former UC Davis infectious diseases chief, dies at 79 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8850/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8850 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 10, 2014) - Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8850 David Ong 2014-04-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health System's weekly farmers market resumes April 24 in Sacramento http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8823/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8823 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 10, 2014) - UC Davis Health System's weekly farmers market returns on April 24, resuming its effort to expand access to fresh, locally grown produce sold directly to consumers. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8823 David Ong 2014-04-10T00:00:00Z Stuffed animals bring smiles to UC Davis Children's Hospital patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8849/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8849 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 9, 2014) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients were “hoppy” to receive a new stuffed bunny friend, thanks to a donation by USE Credit Union. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8849 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-04-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing faculty, student research highlighted at regional conference http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8852/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8852 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 9, 2014) - More than two dozen UC Davis nursing faculty and students will present their scholarly work focusing on improving and advancing health at the Western Institute of Nursing 47th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Seattle from April 9-12. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8852 Susan Mar 2014-04-09T00:00:00Z Achieving integrated health care: Nine key lessons http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8847/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8847 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 9, 2014) - Drawing on three decades of experience leading diverse efforts to achieve integrated and higher-value health care, Kenneth W. Kizer, distinguished professor and director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, identified nine key “lessons learned” about health-care integration based on efforts in California and nationally. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8847 Carole Gan 2014-04-09T00:00:00Z The vast majority of injuries and illnesses in agriculture are not counted http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8810/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8810 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 8, 2014) - Federal agencies responsible for tracking workplace hazards fail to report 77 percent of the injuries and illnesses of U.S. agricultural workers and farmers, new research from UC Davis has found. [en español] Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8810 Susan Mar 2014-04-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute hosts Northern California premiere of Sounding the Alarm with Autism Speaks http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8837/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8837 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 8, 2014) - On Tuesday, April 29, the UC Davis MIND Institute hosts the Northern California premiere screening of “Sounding the Alarm,” a film that gives viewers a look at the profound changes that take place in the lives of 12 American families after their children receive an autism diagnosis. The screening will be held in the auditorium of the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento, as part of the institute's Autism Awareness Month activities. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8837 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers discover how high blood pressure damages the heart http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8832/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8832 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2014) - A multidisciplinary research team at UC Davis has found a key biological trigger — a protein known as nitric oxide synthase, or NOS — that makes the heart beat stronger in response to higher blood pressure, along with a way to turn that trigger off when it becomes overactive. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8832 Susan Mar 2014-04-07T00:00:00Z Pharmacy offering chance to discard expired, unused drugs on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8833/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8833 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2014) - The UC Davis Department of Pharmacy is providing an opportunity to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Sacramento campus of UC Davis. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8833 David Ong 2014-04-07T00:00:00Z Harvard law professor to speak in Sacramento and Davis on the Affordable Care Act http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8830/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8830 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2014) - Charles Fried, the Harvard Law School professor known for his expertise on liberty and the limits of power, will speak in Davis and Sacramento as the UC Davis School of Medicine’s 2014 Nelson Lecturer in the Humanities. The lecture is co-hosted by the UC Davis School of Law. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8830 Susan Mar 2014-04-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis clinical trials -- helping revolutionize hepatitis C treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8825/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8825 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 3, 2014) - Jesse De La Cruz didn’t have any hepatitis C symptoms for nearly 15 years. Physicians say that’s fairly typical of an illness also known as “the silent killer.” Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8825 Susan Mar 2014-04-03T00:00:00Z Leading metabonomics researcher to deliver 2014 Robert Stowell Lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8831/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8831 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 3, 2014) - Jeremy K. Nicholson, a leading researcher in the field of metabonomics — a platform for studying drug toxicity and gene function — is the keynote speaker at the 2014 Robert Stowell Lecture, held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 in the second floor auditorium of the Medical Education Building, 4610 X Street, Sacramento. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8831 Carole Gan 2014-04-03T00:00:00Z New test makes Parkinson's-like disorder of middle age detectable in young adulthood http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8811/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8811 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 2, 2014) - The very earliest signs of a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, in which physical symptoms are not apparent until the fifth decade of life, are detectable in individuals as young as 30 years old using a new, sophisticated type of neuroimaging, researchers at UC Davis, the University of Illinois and UCLA have found. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8811 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school welcomes physician assistant, nurse practitioner students to clinical training http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8822/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8822 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 1, 2014) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis conducted a White Coat Ceremony on Monday to celebrate the formal transition from classroom education to clinical preparation for physician assistant and nurse practitioner Class of 2015 students. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8822 Susan Mar 2014-04-01T00:00:00Z New technique quickly identifies molecular makeup of breast tumor cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8820/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8820 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 1, 2014) - A new technology can simultaneously detect as many as 100 clinically important protein molecules in breast tumor cells – a quantum advance over conventional methods that can pinpoint only two to four at the same time. The advantages of the new methodology, called multiplexed ion beam imaging (MIBI), is described by a team of scientists at UC Davis and San Francisco and at Stanford, Genentec in the March 23 advance online publication of the journal Nature Medicine. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8820 Carole Gan 2014-04-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital sponsors Congenital Heart Walk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8817/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8817 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 31, 2014) - Join the UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center team at this year's Sacramento Congenital Heart Walk, sponsored by UC Davis Children's Hospital. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8817 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-03-31T00:00:00Z April Minds Behind the MIND features updates on autism research, treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8802/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8802 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2014) - Internationally respected autism researchers Sally J. Rogers and Judy Van de Water will provide updates on clinical and research advances in autism spectrum disorder on Wednesday, April 16 during the Autism Awareness Month Minds Behind the MIND presentation. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8802 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-28T00:00:00Z Mark Underwood appointed new division head of neonatology http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8801/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8801 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 27, 2014) - Effective April 1, Mark Underwood will be the new division head of neonatology. Underwood’s appointment was made after an extensive national search that focused on identifying a leader with superb clinical, educational and academic skills.   Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8801 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-03-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and Dameron Hospital will not pursue planned joint venture structure http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8795/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8795 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 27, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and Dameron Hospital Association in Stockton are not pursuing a joint venture. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8795 Susan Mar 2014-03-27T00:00:00Z Time, trust and transparency keys to minority biospecimen collection http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8790/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8790 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2014) - Blood and tumor specimen collection from cancer patients is critical to research into new, more personally targeted therapies. But biospecimen collection among diverse populations lags far behind that of whites. [Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish] Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8790 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-26T00:00:00Z Alzheimer's Disease Center to hold 6th Annual African-American Caregiving and Wellness Forum http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8784/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8784 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 25, 2014) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will hold the 6th Annual African-American Caregiving and Wellness Forum, Saturday, April 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Oakland Senior Center, 5714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland. The event is being held in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. The forum is intended for caregivers who support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8784 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician featured in national health equity project http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8789/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8789 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2014) - UC Davis professor Christopher Bowlus of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and his liver cancer disparity research, are featured on the Health Equity Research Snapshot of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8789 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-24T00:00:00Z Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder, an Emerging Global Public Health Priority next MIND Institute Distinguished Lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8783/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8783 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2014) - Maureen Durkin, director of the Graduate Program in Population Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, will address "The Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder, an Emerging Global Public Health Priority," during the April UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series address. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8783 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-24T00:00:00Z Nine-year effort concludes to fund breast cancer endowment at UC Davis http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8787/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8787 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2014) - After nine years and countless fund-raising events, the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment on Thursday reached its goal of $1.5 million for breast cancer research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8787 Susan Mar 2014-03-21T00:00:00Z "The envelope please" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8786/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8786 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2014) - In a room filled with excitement and joy, 96 students from UC Davis School of Medicine today learned where they will be continuing their medical education over the next several years as they train to become licensed physicians. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8786 Susan Mar 2014-03-21T00:00:00Z Stem cell findings may offer answers for some bladder defects and disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8704/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8704 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 21, 2014) - For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient’s defective or diseased bladder. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8704 Susan Mar 2014-03-21T00:00:00Z Potential lung cancer vaccine shows renewed promise http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8767/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8767 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 20, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have found that the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted immune response and reduced the number of tumors in mice with lung cancer. The study also found that radiation treatments did not significantly impair the immune response. The paper was published on March 10 in the journal Cancer Immunology Research, an American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) publication. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8767 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-20T00:00:00Z "Deadly Dust" documentary focuses attention on valley fever, a growing health concern in California http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8774/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8774 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2014) - Sacramento’s public television station KVIE is exploring a growing health concern among Central California residents and those who travel to the area in the documentary “Deadly Dust: Valley Fever in the West.”  The half-hour documentary, part of the Viewfinder program, will air March 26 at 7 p.m. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8774 Carole Gan 2014-03-19T00:00:00Z UC Davis faculty drive efforts to improve CT safety http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8766/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8766 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2014) - UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage exposure protocols that differ by CT brand and specific approaches to reduce exposure during needle biopsies. The recommendations are detailed in papers published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8766 Dorsey Griffith 2014-03-19T00:00:00Z UC survey results: A strong Aggie family http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8773/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8773 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2014) - The University of California, Davis, scored high marks in a recent systemwide survey meant to gauge campus climate across the UC system.  Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8773 Susan Mar 2014-03-19T00:00:00Z Minority clinical trials participation and analysis still lag 20 years after federal mandate http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8305/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8305 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2014) - Twenty years after Congress mandated that research funded by the National Institutes of Health include minorities, less than 5 percent of trials participants are non-white, and less than 2 percent of clinical cancer research studies focus on non-white ethnic or racial groups, UC Davis researchers have found. [Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese] Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8305 Susan Mar 2014-03-18T00:00:00Z Joint cancer center study finds barriers to minority clinical trial participation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8126/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8126 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2014) - A new study involving researchers from UC Davis and four other National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers reveals important barriers that limit minority group participation in cancer clinical trials, findings that will be used to refine and launch more effective strategies to assure that more minorities benefit from clinical trials. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8126 Susan Mar 2014-03-18T00:00:00Z Statewide public cord blood collection program begins http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8755/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8755 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 17, 2014) - Mothers of newborns can now donate their babies’ umbilical cord blood at UC Davis Medical Center and other hospitals throughout the state as part of California’s first comprehensive public system of collecting cord blood for lifesaving transplantations and medical research. [en español] Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8755 Susan Mar 2014-03-17T00:00:00Z Sac Republic FC donates 10 percent of season ticket sales to UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8761/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8761 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 17, 2014) - It's a win-win partnership. This month, Sacramento professional soccer team Sacramento Republic FC will donate 10 percent of the total season ticket revenue generated through this link to UC Davis Children's Hospital. Users should use promo code: ucdhospital. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8761 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-03-17T00:00:00Z Electronic health records can be used to predict sepsis risk and mortality http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8753/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8753 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 14, 2014) - UC Davis researchers have found that routine information — blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature and white blood cell count — from the electronic health records (EHRs) of hospitalized patients can be used to predict the early stages of sepsis, a leading cause of death and hospitalization in the U.S. They also determined that just three measures — lactate level, blood pressure and respiratory rate — can pinpoint the likelihood that a patient will die from the disease. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8753 Karen Finney 2014-03-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school hopes to improve care for cancer patients with social network http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8756/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8756 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 14, 2014) - Several chemotherapy patients at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will be invited to use tablets with a unique social networking tool as part of their treatment plan. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8756 Susan Mar 2014-03-14T00:00:00Z Microbes in space http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8741/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8741 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 12, 2014) - Microbes collected from Northern California and throughout the nation will soon blast into orbit for research and a microgravity growth competition on the International Space Station (ISS). This citizen science project, known as Project MERCCURI, is led in part by UC Davis microbiologists, who are investigating how microbes from different places on Earth compare to each other and to those found on the International Space Station. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8741 Carole Gan 2014-03-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Medicine ranks among nation's best in research, primary care http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8737/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8737 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 11, 2014) - U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Davis School of Medicine among America's best medical schools for the quality of its educational programs in primary care and research. The news magazine's annual listing appeared today on the publication's website and will be published in its guidebook, “America's Best Graduate Schools 2015.” Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8737 Carole Gan 2014-03-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute joins ranks of elite U.S. neurodevelopmental centers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8709/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8709 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 11, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute has been named an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), through a prestigious grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health — a distinction held by only a handful of neurodevelopmental centers nationwide committed to the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and amelioration of developmental disorders such as autism, fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8709 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers one step closer to ovarian cancer marker http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8736/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8736 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 10, 2014) - The hunt is on to find biomarkers that detect cancer, but it’s a challenging process. Early successes often are followed by heartbreaking failures. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8736 Susan Mar 2014-03-10T00:00:00Z Bone turnover markers predict prostate cancer outcomes http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8719/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8719 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2014) - Biomarkers for bone formation and resorption predict outcomes for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer, a team of researchers from UC Davis and their collaborators have found. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8719 Susan Mar 2014-03-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute announces 2014 Autism Awareness Month events http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8722/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8722 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2014) - April is Annual Autism Awareness Month, and the UC Davis MIND Institute will hold a series of activities for people of all ages and abilities during this month-long observance. Unless otherwise noted, the eventsare free and open to the public and take place at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento, Calif.   Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8722 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-06T00:00:00Z Atypical development in the siblings of children with autism is detectable at 12 months http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8718/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8718 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 5, 2014) - Atypical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among the siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder, a study published by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and UCLA has found. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8718 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-05T00:00:00Z Eat pancakes, help sick children on March 3 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8697/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8697 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 28, 2014) - On Monday, March 3, pancake lovers can drive through, eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in recognition of the International House of Pancakes' (IHOP) National Pancake Day. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8697 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-02-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis tests new smartphone app to help patients with mental illness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8700/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8700 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 28, 2014) - Sacramento-area youth in the early stages of serious mental illness can receive a new smartphone app that helps them detect early warning signs of psychosis, through a one-year, $588,000 grant to the UC Davis Early Diagnosis and Preventive Treatment (EDAPT) Clinic from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to study whether harnessing mobile technology improves patient care. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8700 Phyllis Brown 2014-02-28T00:00:00Z Eidson-Ton among recipients of honors for achievement in diversity and community http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8703/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8703 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 26, 2014) - The 2014 Chancellor’s Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community have been presented in the categories of Academic Senate and Academic Federation, staff, undergraduate and graduate student, community member — and in a new category, post-doctoral scholar. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8703 Susan Mar 2014-02-26T00:00:00Z MIND Institute launches "Colombia Project of Hope" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8687/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8687 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 25, 2014) - Researchers at the internationally respected UC Davis MIND Institute are collaborating with scientists at two Colombian universities to investigate the very high rate of fragile X-related disorders in one region in the South American country. [en español] Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8687 Phyllis Brown 2014-02-25T00:00:00Z Nurse leader Bobbie Berkowitz speaks at annual UC Davis nursing school lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8689/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8689 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 20, 2014) - Bobbie Berkowitz, a nationally recognized expert in nursing leadership and health policy, discussed reducing health disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) communities as the featured speaker at the 2014 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Lecture Series: Leading Change, Advancing Health on Wednesday afternoon. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8689 Susan Mar 2014-02-20T00:00:00Z Connecting the dots between motor, social and communication skills in autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8685/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8685 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 20, 2014) - Stewart H. Mostofsky, director of the Laboratory for Neurocognitive and Imaging Research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University, will discuss “Motor and Social Skill Function: Connecting Learning and Brain Function in Autism” during the March UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8685 Phyllis Brown 2014-02-20T00:00:00Z School of Nursing awarded grants to assist with underserved clinical rotations and classroom training http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8680/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8680 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 19, 2014) - The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development awarded $265,000 to the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs to improve primary care to underserved populations through expanded clinical rotations and simulated learning based on real-life situations. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8680 Susan Mar 2014-02-19T00:00:00Z Sloan Fellowship for "designer enzymes" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8675/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8675 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 18, 2014) - Justin Siegel, a biochemist at the University of California, Davis, who uses computers to develop new "designer enzymes" with properties not found in nature, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship to support his work. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8675 Susan Mar 2014-02-18T00:00:00Z In-hospital formula use deters breastfeeding http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8625/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8625 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 14, 2014) - When mothers feed their newborns formula in the hospital, they are less likely to fully breastfeed their babies in the second month of life and more likely to quit breastfeeding early, even if they had hoped to breastfeed longer, UC Davis researchers have found. [en español or 中文 Chinese]  Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8625 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-02-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center receives the Women's Choice Award as one of America's best heart care hospitals http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8662/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8662 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 13, 2014) - UC Davis Medical Center is a winner of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart Care. As more women self-manage their care and seek providers they can trust, the Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best health-care institutions and signifies UC Davis Medical Center’s commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary health-care experience. [en español] Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8662 Susan Mar 2014-02-13T00:00:00Z Star 106.5 brings Valentine's love to kids at UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8664/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8664 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 12, 2014) - For the second year in a row, Star 106.5 called on its radio listeners to send in Valentine's Day cards for UC Davis Children's Hospital patients. More than 30,000 Valentine's Day cards have poured in, as part of the radio station's Valentine's Day Card campaign. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8664 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-02-12T00:00:00Z Media advisory: Davis Dance Marathon raises funds for UC Davis Children's Hospital on Feb. 22 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8643/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8643 (February 11, 2014) - UC Davis students, faculty, staff and the community can join a national dance movement better known as Dance Marathon. This eight-hour Children's Miracle Network fundraiser features live music, dance acts, food and drink and more. All proceeds benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8643 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-02-11T00:00:00Z Recent advances in clinical trials research for Alzheimer's http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8654/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8654 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2014) - Professor of Neurology John Olichney will provide an update on recent advances in clinical trials research for Alzheimer’s disease during the next UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center 2014 Community Discovery Lecture Series presentation. The event will be held on Thursday, March 6, in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. [en español] Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8654 Phyllis Brown 2014-02-10T00:00:00Z IPHI's Helen Wu receives prestigious research award from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8650/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8650 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 6, 2014) - Helen Wu, a research and policy scientist in the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI), has been selected to receive a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Mentored Research Scientist Development Award under its Public Health Services and Systems Research Program. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8650 Susan Mar 2014-02-06T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween Superstores donates $68,055 to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8634/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8634 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 5, 2014) - UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will continue to train individuals to become certified child life specialists at UC Davis Children's Hospital, thanks to a generous donation by Spirit Halloween Superstores. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8634 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-02-05T00:00:00Z Hicks receives Parking Professional of the Year Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8581/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8581 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 4, 2014) - Duane Hicks, manager of Parking and Transportation Services at UC Davis Medical Center, has received the Parking Professional of the Year Award from the California Public Parking Association. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8581 David Ong 2014-02-04T00:00:00Z AAP News features tele-audiology report by Children's Hospital physicians http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8638/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8638 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 3, 2014) - Up to 40 percent of infants who do not pass the newborn hearing screen are lost to follow-up and never receive a diagnostic evaluation. But the use of tele-audiology technologies can improve follow-up evaluation rates by making it easier for families to access services. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8638 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-02-03T00:00:00Z Tighter economic regulation is needed to reverse obesity epidemic http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8633/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8633 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2014) - Governments could slow — and even reverse — the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast food consumption, according to a study published today in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8633 Susan Mar 2014-02-02T00:00:00Z